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Sunday, December 1, 2013

A Vampire's Christmas Carol by Cynthia Eden (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Today I am happy to welcome back a favorite, Cynthia Eden, who is joining us with her holiday paranormal romance, A Vampire's Christmas Carol!


HOLIDAY PARTIES, VAMPIRE STYLE


Hi, everyone! It’s a pleasure to be at Reading Between the Wines!

December is here--finally! Now I don’t feel so bad about having my house totally decked out with holiday decorations.   Sure, I’m used to the stockings that are near the fireplace, and all the twinkling lights that I pretty much strung up everywhere...all of this is normal for me.

But it wouldn’t be normal for the hero of my latest release, A VAMPIRE’S CHRISTMAS CAROL.  Vampires would do the holiday scene differently, right?  I think they would…


So let’s set the stage. Just what would a holiday party look like for the paranormals?

1. Not quite so many of those twinkling, happy lights. Maybe some glowing candles, to set the darker scene.

2. Not cookies on the table. Maybe a bit more...um, finger food? And, depending on how dangerous those paranormal guests actually are, then, yes, real fingers could be involved.

3. I doubt we’d have caroling at their party. If there were songs, I’m betting Frosty the Snowman won’t be on the playlist. Werewolves of London, Christmas style---yes, that might be an option.

4. The Dirty Santa game would blow your mind. I don’t know if you’d want to keep any of the gifts passed around!

5. Less eggnog, more blood.

Ahem, but those are just some suggestions. What do *you* think we’d find at a vamp party?

Thanks so much for checking out my post! Happy Holidays!

Best,

Cynthia Eden
www.cynthiaeden.com
A VAMPIRE’S CHRISTMAS CAROL - Available now!


A Vampire's Christmas Carol (Novella)
by Cynthia Eden
This holiday season has bite.

Ben Prescott hates Christmas—he’s a vampire, and to him, there’s certainly nothing jolly about the holiday season. While the humans are running around being merry, he’s hunting in the shadows. Ben plans to spend the holidays his way…by stalking deadly prey.

But fate has other plans for Ben.
Three visitors are coming Ben’s way…A demon who will force Ben to face his past, a ghost who will show Ben the present he could have, and a shifter who will reveal the darkness that waits in Ben’s future. Unless Ben can change his ways, he may just turn into a real monster, one who can’t be saved by anyone or anything.

‘Tis the season…to be undead.

Ben’s redemption rests in the hands of the one woman he loved and lost—Simone Laurent. If Ben is going to have a chance at being more than just the beast in the darkness, he has to prove himself to the lovely Simone. A very hard task, considering that, once upon a Christmas Eve, Simone died in Ben’s arms…
Warning:
This book features one very tortured vampire, a sexy ghost from his past, and hot scenes designed to melt the winter snow. Plenty of action, adult situations, and steamy times are ahead. Happy holidays! 



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Excerpt

Lust clawed through him. The need, the red-hot desire, seemed to burn Ben from the inside.  He grabbed Simone, yanked her flush against him. His mouth locked on hers. He’d always tried to be so careful with her in the past. Played the gentleman because she mattered.</ o:p>
He wasn't a gentleman any longer. Ben wasn't even sure what he was. He just knew he needed Simone naked, and he had to be in her.
He carried her back to his bedroom. He ignored the glittering New York skyline. She was the only thing he could see. Desire pounded through him. His cock was so swollen that he hurt and—
His teeth were extending. Stretching in his mouth.
Ben dropped Simone on the bed and stepped back, horrified.
“Ben?”  Simone sat up on the bed and pushed back the blonde hair that had tumbled forward. “What’s wrong?”
            She was so gorgeous and sexy staring up at him.  Looking at him with those wide, dark eyes.

I’m going to hurt her. He grabbed for the control that he’d always held so easily in the past. Only that control was broken. Shattered. “You need to leave.”


About the Author

USA Today Best-selling author Cynthia Eden has written over twenty-five novels and novellas. She was named as a 2013 RITA® finalist for her paranormal romance, ANGEL IN CHAINS, and, in 2011, Cynthia Eden was a RITA finalist for her romantic suspense, DEADLY FEAR.Cynthia is a southern girl who loves horror movies, chocolate, and happy endings.  She has always wanted to write (don’t most authors say that?), and particularly enjoys creating stories about monsters–vampires, werewolves, and even the real-life monsters that populate her romantic suspense stories.
Cynthia’s foreign sales for her books include translations to Japan, Germany, Thailand, Greece, and Brazil.(Back in the day…) Cynthia graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Alabama where she studied Sociology (because people interest her) and Communication (because she likes to write about said people).  Cynthia has worked as a college admissions counselor, a teacher, and as an editor. But now, Cynthia is thrilled to be spending her days making up stories.



          




Giveaway:

A $100 Gift Card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble














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5 comments:

jodi marinich said...

cant wait to read this sounds great

Rita said...

I have not read it yet..but it is on my TBR list

Leslie Rodriguez said...

i will be reading this

Gabrielle Lee said...

Sounds like a great read. I have added it to my tbr list.

Anca B. said...

I have not read it yet,but it is on my TBR list.